Sometimes, food poisoning amounts to an unforeseen accident. In more instances, it can amount to negligent storage, handling and preparation of food. This affliction can be debilitating in even minor cases, and in the most severe ones, fatal.
Salmonella, Shigella and E-Coli bacteria cause most cases of food poisoning, introducing toxins through food or drink with which the body is not equipped to deal. The resulting nausea, digestive distress, vomiting, fever and intense bowel movements, among other potential symptoms, tend to set in almost immediately after consuming the tainted food.
First and foremost, seek medical attention. Note the last items you consumed before the symptoms set upon you. Remember, food poisoning can be serious enough to be fatal, making a physician’s advice crucial to recovery.
Once you’ve been treated, and if you believe that a third party’s negligence resulted in this affliction, call Mandeep S. Saggi and Toronto’s Saggi Law Firm team. You may be entitled to compensation if your illness was caused by a third party failing to store, handle and prepare food within established health guidelines intended to prevent the spread of food poisoning. As always, your consultation comes free of charge and without obligation.